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, the bookstore, go out of business. largely because of competition with amazon. >> reporter: based in seattle, amazon was started in the mid-'90s to sell books online. and for years made no profit. but it soon became clear that founder jeff bezos and his notoriously secretive company had bigger plans. they started expanding in the late 1990s into videos, music, games, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, shoes, jewelry, business services, information storage. amazon turned the corner to profitability in 2002, and today, amazon is a $100 billion global company. and though bezos declined our request for an interview, he recently told "fortune" magazine's andy serwer -- >> our goal is to be the most customer obsessed company. is there someone doing some element better than we? if so, how do we improve? >> online shopping is still only 10% of total retail. >> reporter: meaning amazon in all likelihood is just getting started. ben stein told me recently he has never seen a company dominate a market quite the way amazon is right now. this is a huge, huge story this holiday season. the big question,
think we can watch and see what happens in the state of washington, for instance, around seattle, and let the american government and let the american people does it cause a serious problem or not. all drugs were decriminalized in portugal ten years ago and the use of drugs has done gown dramatically and nobody put in prison. a few places around the world is good to experiment with and a few states in america are good to take the initiative and try something out. that's the way our country's developed over the last 200 year, by a few states being experiment stations. on that basis i'm in favor of it. >> making news there. also sat down with cnn founder ted turner and richard branson, we had a discussion on clean energy. we'll be rolling out the interviews and "cnn newsroom" in the days to come. tomorrow my interview with richard branson where he enters the political fray. >> i think if the republican party could change so that you know they were fiscally astute but really cared about the individual they cared as much about the gay person living in america, as the single mother, a
's how they celebrated in washington state. the news came down after midnight as you know at the seattle center. it allows people to possess up to an ounce of pot, but they cannot smoke it in public. that looks like public to me. the police department will issue verbal warnings to violators. that explains the public video. lawyers for software company founder john mcafee sought guatemala denied his asylum. they detained him for entering the country illegally. he's wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of his neighbor. he denies any involvement and will likely be deported. the duchess of cambridge is resting at home this morning. she left the hospital where she was treated for severe morning sickness. today prince charles made his first public comments since the news broke that she's going to have a baby. >> i'm thrilled. very nice for grandfatherhood in my old age, so that's splendid. i'm very glad my daughter-in-law is getting better thank goodness. >> so the hospitalization prompted the palace to aannounce the pregnancy earlier than they wanted to. today's "news nation"
in the journal "prevention." it tracked 1,100 pedestrians in seattle, washington and found more than a third of people text, talk or listen to music when they cross the street. only one in four people followed the proper safety protocol, looking both ways and obeying the light. vehicle-pedestrian accidents kill 4,000 people every year in the u.s. and injure 60,000 others. the man who co-invented the bar code joseph woodland has died in new jersey. woodland's bar codes are on nearly every product in stores today. he came up with the idea after drawing morse code dots and dashes in the sand on a miami beach, absent-mindedly letting his fingers drag a series of parallel lines instead. the idea was patented in 1952 but not put into wide use until the 1970s. woodland was 91 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to margaret. >> warner: 18 days and counting until the end of the year when the government reaches the edge of the so-called fiscal cliff. congressional correspondent kwame holman kicks off our coverage tonight >> reporter: late in the day, house speaker john boeh
for recreational use. cnn's miguel marquez is joining us from see yat -- seattle. still some roadblocks, but what's the latest? >> reporter: some roadblocks indeed. you can have pot right now, but you can't go out and buy it. you still have to go to the black market. but in a year's time if everything goes the way it's supposed to, washington state will be a haven for pot. in the war on drugs, the government surrenders to marijuana users here in washington state. up to an ounce now legal for anyone over 21. >> we got that weed growing. we ain't worried about no police. we're out here living like tupac, baby. all eyes on the city cause we got it going on. >> reporter: this is the moment when marijuana became legal to possess at least under one ounce here in washington state. several dozen people, perhaps 100 people have showed up here at the space needle to smoke up and celebrate. including this guy. >> america, freedom! >> reporter: rick steves of tv travel fame co-sponsored pot initiative here saying it's about decriminalizing marijuana and freeing up government to focus on more important things
to get a break from the heavy rain. still drizzly in seattle, but that's par for the course. we should finally get some relief from the heavy downpours across western oregon and northwestern california and the mountains, too, should only get about one on three inches of snow throughout the day today. that's a check on your forecast. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. new years clutter is no match for someone with big ideas. with a new project in mind, some how-to knowledge to give us an edge, and more savings down every aisle. it only takes a few twists and turns for those bright ideas to make the new year even brighter. more saving. more doing. that's the power of the home depot. start fresh and save with hdx 20 gallon totes, a special buy at just $5.88 a piece. so we created the extraordinarily comfortable sleep number experience. a collection of innovations designed around a bed with dualair technology that allows you to adjust to the support your body needs - each of your bodies. our sleep professionals will help you find your sleep number setting. exclusively at a
time. rains in the same spots it's been raining for days, like ten days. raining in parts of seattle down to portland. this is light rain at best. it gets worse than this. and it's going to be one mess for just the next day after day after day as we get one storm after another. here's the story now for today. this morning, it was dry. tonight, still dry. tomorrow morning, done. raining by 9:00 in the morning. northern california, rains all day and into wednesday. dries out on friday. let me zoom it out for you. we have a storm for tuesday. we have a storm for thursday. and another one back here for next saturday. that's four storms in ten days in a place that's already flooding. wolf? >> so what i hear you saying is that folks in northern california's wine country, they are by no means out of the woods? >> well, this would be a whole lot worse. had this backed up -- let's say this was august or september and this storm system came through, 2012 would have been wrecked. there would no wine at all. the grapes would have been popping, way too much rain late in the season makes wine thin
to seattle, we went to disneyland, which was most important. we traveled to kansas where my grandmother's family was from. we went to chicago and yellowstone. we took greyhound buses. we stayed at local motels or howard johnson's. and if there was a pool, i would be very excited. the vending machine that i was excited about. this was a time when you did not have 24 hours worth of cartoons. it was what my parents decided to watch. my mother would turn on the tv every night. i can say that i understood everything that was brought to me. but i knew the issues were important. thinking about what we would be as americans. during the course of this ship that lasted about a month, some of this got into my head. the person that fascinated me most was this man of japanese descent with one arm speaking in baritone, full of dignity and grace. maybe he captivated my attention because my mom explain to this was the center. -- was our senator. he was a upholding what our government was all about. maybe it was a boyhood fascination with the story of how he lost his arm in the war. but i think it was m
. both d.c. and seattle. >> clayton: and some of those investments, even in the d.c. area, we saw some investments in the outlying areas, but phoenix of course, vegas. investors coming in and buying up a lot of those properties down there, but how will the fiscal cliff affect investment going forward and maybe helping this recovery? because we're going to see a big increase in the capital gains taxes? >> that's right, it's going to have a bigger impact than i think analysts are predicting, maybe because they're numbers crunchers and not in the market. and fueling the momentum in the real estate markets, snapping up the foreclosure properties the last few years and the concern is they're going to be a little bit more conservative in their purchasing moving forward. and here is a really big thing to consider. consumer confidence is a huge driver in housing. and with this, all of this uncertainty of how much tax, people are going to be paying and what types of tax hikes people are going to be experiencing next year, i think the quarter one is it going to be a very conservative quarter for
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